Embeddable, reprogrammable IP cores from Actel

August 28, 2001 – Sunnyvale, CA – Actel Corporation has announced the availability of its SRAM-based VariCore embedded programmable gate array (EPGATM) IP cores on the 0.18-micron process from Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing.

VariCore EPGA IP cores, available from Actel, are used in ASIC and application specific standard product (ASSP) SoC devices to help speed products to market and increase the life of those products once in the market.

VariCore IP is a complete front-to-back-end embedded “soft hardware” reprogrammable core family that adds flexibility and reduced design risk to ASIC and ASSP SoC designs, according to Actel. Chartered provides silicon manufacturing solutions that address the converging applications of communications, computing and consumer electronics. VariCore EPGA cores will be available for license directly to Chartered customers from Actel.

“ASIC and ASSP developers continue to demand reliable IP solutions that help them bring their chips to market faster,” said Michael Buehler-Garcia, VP of worldwide EDA and marketing at Chartered. “As Actel’s foundry partner, Chartered is very excited to be working with Actel to provide our mutual customers with a flexible path to silicon.”


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